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Published in 2021 by Kingsbrook Publishing

The village cursed by a vengeful ghost. A series of inexplicable suicides. The helpless man trapped in a dark place (but not alone). Two sinister tales of seafaring spirits. All these chilling stories and more await the unwary in Terror by Gaslight.

First published in 1975, this collection is renowned anthologist Hugh Lamb’s companion piece to his popular Victorian Tales of Terror. This new Memorial Edition features the original fourteen stories plus three more selected from Hugh’s collection of unused material, marking their first appearance in an anthology of this type. You will also find a new Afterword from Mike Ashley, noted anthologist and longtime friend of Hugh Lamb.

The Victorian era was a heyday for supernatural storytelling and Terror by Gaslight showcases some of the best the period had to offer. So, switch on the gas lamp, close the window against the fog and settle back to enjoy the pleasing terror of these Victorian tales of the macabre.

Other Editions

Hardcover. Published in 1975 by W. H. Allen.

Hardcover – Published in 1976 by Taplinger

Paperback – Published in 1977 by Coronet


The Beckoning Hand
Nothing But the Truth
The Haunted House of Paddington
A Dreadful Night
The House of Strange Stories
The Invisible Eye
The Earth Draws
The Wondersmith
The Basilisk
A Dead Man’s Teeth
The Doomed Man
Kentucky’s Ghost
The Weird Woman
Not Explained
A Wonderful Guy
The White Woman of Slaith
The Delver in the Stacks (new afterword by Mike Ashley)
About the Editor